Are you looking for assistance planning your farm experiences? Is your farm offering virtual learning, small group tours, a drive-through experience or scheduled farm store shopping?
Maybe you’re still brainstorming how to share your farm’s offerings and meet the current COVID-19 rules. To help determine your farm’s plans, click here for the Governor’s Executive order, a Prevent and Protect Tool Kit from the Department of Health and Human Services and more COVID-19 resources from NCDA&CS here.
Examples of allowable activities:
- U-pick events as long as social distancing is maintained and other requirements are met. Department of Health and Human Services guidance.
- Tour groups – subject to the mass gathering limit (25 or fewer outside and 10 or fewer inside).
- Weddings – are allowed and not subject to the mass gathering limits; however, receptions are subject to the mass gathering limits.
Catered dinner events – can proceed under the same guidance and requirements that are in place for restaurants under Phase 2.
Liability Warning Signs: Post a minimum of two signs on your farm.
- At the entrance
- At each activity where people gather.
Liability signs are available from the NC Agritourism Networking Association. Consider membership or to buy signs contact email@example.com.
If your farm has Fall and Winter agritourism allowable activities planned, complete the easy form below. NCDA&CS and the Visit NC Farms app (see the map to show the communities involved to date), we’ll get the word out.
Mark your calendar with these key dates and raise awareness of your farm’s seasonal activities.
The N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services will help spread the good news to thousands of media contacts and farm stakeholders statewide.
Let’s promote your farm! Click the links below to submit your activities TODAY. For direct help contact Annie.Baggett@ncagr.gov